Liberty Lofts, at 383 Adelaide Street East, is an interesting loft conversion because of the structure of the original building. In the 1900’s, the former Gillette Razor Factory was built in a post and beam style and in the 20s, a warehouse was added made from poured concrete. Core Archeticts, who also designed the One Six Nine Lofts on John Street, cleverly combined the two buildings into one residence. There’s even an atrium with a sky-light where the courtyard between the buildings used to be.
Liberty Lofts house 46 lofts, 10 of which are penthouses. The penthouses have 2 bedrooms, are multi-level and include walk-out terraces. Parking spaces are only available for the penthouse lofts but that shouldn’t really be a problem. The location of Liberty Lofts is right downtown and spots like the St. Lawrence Market, the Eaton Centre and the Distillery District are all within walking distance.
383 Adelaide Street East is right in the heart of Old Toronto, an area full of turn-of-the-century buildings that have been renovated and reinvented. There are restaurants, cafes, boutiques and theatres that have stood the test of time becoming neighbourhood landmarks. Dominion on Queen, for example, was established in 1889. It serves a dozen microbreweries on tap and hosts live jazz, blues and comedy nights. Other local favourites include The Richmond Rouge, Café 260 and Petit Dejeuner.